Wednesday, February 7, 2018; 6:30-8pm. Zeitgeist Bay Area: A Reading and Q&A, featuring Michal “MJ” Jones, Nils Michals, Baruch Porras-Hernandez, and Arisa White. Santa Clara University, Wiegand Room, Vari Hall, 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA

CANCELLED: Friday, March 2, 2018; 7:30pm. Studio One Reading Series, featuring Aja Duncan and Arisa White. Studio One Art Center, 364 45th Street, Oakland, CA

CANCELLED: March 7-10, 2018: AWP Conference & Bookfair in Tampa, Florida. I will be presenting on one panel and participating in two offsite readings:

  • Thursday, March 8; 7pm. Jaded Ibis Press Reading at Inkwood Books, 1809 N. Tampa Street, Tampa, FL 33602
  • Friday, March 9. Foglifter Reading, Location and Time TBA
  • Saturday, March 10; 3-4:15pm. Panel: Draining The Swamp: Writing as Resistance and Social Responsibility in a Post-Truth Era, Marriott Waterside, Florida Salon 4, 2nd floor

Saturday, March 17, 2018; 7-9pm. Poetry and prose reading with Arisa White, Tommy Pico, Colin Winnette, Charif Shanahan, Luna Caleb, and Jennifer T M. Alley Cat Books, 3036 24th Street, San Francisc, CA

Sunday, March 18, 2018; 6-8pm. Ordinary People: Portraits by Rohan DaCosta; Artist Talk with DaCosta and his photographic subjects. The Flight Deck, 1540 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612

Saturday, April 7, 2018; 6:30-8pm. The Parlour Readings: Arisa White, Mount Saint Mary’s University, Doheny Campus, Building 10 Parlor, Los Angeles, CA


2018 Over the Rainbow Literature Titles

You’re the Most Beautiful Thing That Happened has been chosen to be included on the 2018 Recommended Book List.  This list of outstanding works of literature and nonfiction is intended to promote the improved quality and accessibility of GLBTQ literature through the provision for adult readers of an annual annotated bibliography of books for general readership. The Over the Rainbow (OTR) Project is a committee of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT) of the American Library Association (ALA).

Sinister Wisdom 107: Black Lesbians–We Are the Revolution!

Sinister Wisdom 107: Black Lesbians–We Are the Revolution, edited by JP Howard and Amber Atiya, lifts up the voices of African-American lesbians for us all to hear, see, and know. The creative work in Sinister Wisdom 107: Black Lesbians–We Are the Revolution gathers together new writing by an array of emerging and established black lesbian and queer women writers. Sinister Wisdom 107 invites us all as readers, thinkers, activists, and cultural workers to engage in meaningful and productive ways with the voices and works of African-American lesbians as they write and imagine new worlds

Creative Work By: Pamela Sneed, Charan P. Morris, Nikkya Hargrove, Vanesa Evers, Omotara James, Renée Bess, Cheryl Boyce-Taylor, Arisa White, Cheryl Clarke, Ifalade TaShia Asanti, Linda Bellos, and more! Order here:

Nepantla: An Anthology Dedicated to Queer Poets of Color

Pre-orders are available for this incredible anthology, edited by Christopher Soto, featuring such poets, as myself, literary legends Audre Lorde, James Baldwin, June Jordan, Ai, and Pat Parker alongside contemporaries such as Natalie Diaz, Ocean Vuong, Danez Smith, Joshua Jennifer Espinoza, Robin Coste Lewis, Joy Harjo, Richard Blanco, Erika L. Sanchez, Jericho Brown, Carl Phillips, Tommy Pico, Eduardo C. Corral, Chen Chen, and many more.











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